Previously only reserved for the entry-level XE, the F-Pace now comes fitted with the same 2.0-litre Ingenium turbodiesel engine developing 120 kW and 380 N.m of torque, with drive going to the rear wheels only through a six-speed manual gearbox. This model will carry the E-Performance moniker.
Carrying the new 25d designation, the top spec non-six cylinder diesel F-Pace employs a new 2.0-litre twin-turbo making 177 kW and 500 N.m, with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox standard. For the UK, the base spec 130 kW diesel gets the aforementioned automatic 'box and rear-wheel drive for the first time.
On the petrol side, the 25t slots in below supercharged V6 for the first time, with the new 2.0-litre mill churning out 184 kW and 365 N.m, again mated to an eight-speed automatic box and with all-wheel drive.
Tech changes consist of new front seats, Dual-View screens allowing for different things to be viewed on the 10-inch infotainment display, Forward Traffic Detection and Forward Vehicle Guidance.
Leaning more towards performance and economy, under bonnet changes for the XE mostly centre around the base petrol engine 20t, which benefits from continuously variable valve lift technology to improve efficiency and performance. Output is still rated at 147 kW and 280 N.m with only the eight-speed automatic offered.
The 25t meanwhile gets the same 184 kW engine as the F-Pace instead of the previous 177 kW unit, with continuously variable valve lift technology also standard and all-wheel drive optional. Capping the range off, the flagship XE S now featuring the same 280 kW / 450 N.m supercharged V6 as the F-Pace, while the 177 kW twin-turbo diesel enters as the top range oil burning option.
New on-board tech includes Configurable Dynamics to suite driver preference, gesture operated bootlid, Adaptive Dynamics, a new 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster and the same additions mentioned as the F-Pace.
Mirroring the XE, the XF receives both the 147 kW and 184 kW petrol engines as well as the 177 kW diesel, with the latter and more powerful petrol also available with all-wheel drive. On-board tech replicates that of the XE with the only differences being new front seats and Blind Spot Assist.
It remains to be seen whether the relevant changes and new engines will find their way into the South African spec models this year.